Persistent Light (August 3-October 19, 2007)

August 03, 2007 – October 19, 2007

Eugenia Sumiye Okoshi and George Mukai

Eugenia Sumiye Okoshi and George Mukai both came to New York in the 1950s to pursue their careers as artists. Okoshi was raised outside Tokyo and Mukai outside San Diego. Both lived through WWII and its aftermath before meeting in New York. Wars in the Pacific and in Asia shape the lives of Asian/Pacific Americans in various ways. Together, the experiences, stories, and work of Okoshi and Mukai illustrate the common connections and the knowledge embodied in the Asian/Pacific American experience.